Benjamin Bernhart 32 pages softcover
Sunday streetcar service, with the exception of the Britannia route, was replaced by buses on July 14th, 1957. On September 1, 1957, bus service was extended to Saturdays and Sundays, including the Britannia route. Weekend streetcar service was resumed on November 23, 1957, only to keep the overhead wire and track free of ice during the harsh Canadian winter. Weekend streetcar service was once again suspended on April 12, 1958. The age of the Ottawa streetcar was quickly coming to an end. During the 1958 Central Canada Exhibition, August 22-30, 1958, the streetcar system moved thousands of fairgoers on scheduled and extra runs. The aging and decaying streetcar system was put to the test. This truly was the Ottawa streetcar "Last Great Stand". All of the illustrations within this publication were taken on August 27 & 28, 1958 by a Baltimore, Maryland tourist who traveled to Ottawa for the exhibition. He captured this last stand on high quality Kodak film, Those images are presented in this publication for your enjoyment. Less then 5 months after the 1958 exhibition ended, abandonment of Ottawa streetcar routes began with the last revenue run occurring on May 1, 1959.